- airframe/air frame
- i. The fuselage, booms, nacelle, cowlings, fairings, airfoil surfaces (including rotors but excluding propellers and rotating airfoils of engines), and landing gear of an aircraft (but excluding tires) and their accessories and their controls. In short, the complete aircraft excluding its engine(s) but including its engine mounts. The shaded portions in the illustration indicate the airframe.Shaded portions indicate airframe.ii. The assembled structural components of a missile but excluding its propulsion system, controls, electronic equipment, and pay-load.Non-shaded portion indicates airframe.iii. The framework, envelope, and cabin of an airship.
Aviation dictionary. 2014.
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